The United States government shut down at midnight Friday amid disputes between Republicans and Democrats about immigration just as President Donald Trump was about to celebrate the first anniversary of his inauguration.
"President Trump is right".
The ad "contrasts Democrats, who stand by those who commit acts of 'pure evil, ' versus President Trump, who was elected to build a wall to stop illegal immigration and keep American families safe", said a press release from the campaign.
The Trump campaign released an ad Saturday announcing its intention to blame Democrats for murders committed by unauthorized immigrants.
The ad signs off with Trump saying he approves the message.
The ad shows House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) before cutting to video of an undocumented immigrant. Democrats are insisting that any bill to renew government funding also contain permanent protections for approximately 700,000 young, undocumented immigrants, known as "Dreamers", who were brought illegally into the USA as children.
"It's done from a political organization, it's not done by people working inside the White House", Short replied before reviewing what he called "the problem of immigration coming in and the threat that it poses to our country". As part of a campaign against so-called "sanctuary cities", a term for jurisdictions the limit their cooperation with deportation efforts to some degree, the administration has floated the idea of criminally prosecuting local officials. In the meantime, he seems intent on insulting them and spreading fear about immigrants as much as possible.